Thursday, September 9, 2010

With Friends Like These...

I've always been the girl with a handful of extremely close friends, and tons of acquaintances. I fully intend to keep it that way. When I speak of my best-friend, i often have to qualify the title with a categorical description. I love my best-friends and I hope they know this. I have kept nearly every bestie in my life, with the exception of a couple of not so sincere people, and I think of myself as a pretty damn good judge of character. I think their character reflects upon me, as well.

Allow me to attempt to introduce my many best-friends to you.

My all time best-friend, Kate- 21 years later and we can still stand each other. For someone that I spend so much time with, we  couldn't be more different. She is optimistic, I am cynical. She like cats, I like dead cats. The list goes on. Regardless, we never fight or argue. We share parents, morals, and jokes. We are a true anomoly...
At a Greek Fest
back in the day.

My best guy-friend, Andrew- Andy used to have to endure endless childhood sessions of having to do every little thing I wanted. It's a wonder he ever recovered. He's basically family, but we aren't required to be bitter towards one another. The kid can party like it's his job, but he's still one of the best guys I'll ever know.

Fast foward 15 years, take away the cake, add a couple beers.

My best high-school friend, Alex- Arizz, if you will, is the funniest person I've ever met. If she doesn't kill you with her sarcasm she will probably just run you over and finish the job. We used to hate each other back in the day. She has more dish on people than you could even imagine. Also, best fellow house-hunter/Elf ever.
Basically the look I get from Alex 99.99% of the time.

My best Greek friends from out of town, Alexa and Arianna- They know my deepest darkest secret. Plus, we are basically the CE trifecta, and the leaders of the SMOEdom.

CE Love

My best college friend, Erin- Ohhhhh boy. The Rookie. My protege and ingenue. I can't even explain how much fun we had living together at OSU/partying together on hallowen. She can cure major contusions and stress-fractures with chocolate chips. My goal in life is to get her B.A.C above .01 and have her survive..... Hense the nickname, rookie.

We will never tell... Ever.
My best child-hood friend, Rachel- We met in the 2nd grade when our Mom's first started working together. We spent many a summer days lounging in her pool and forming pseudo spice girl bands.

I was Scarlett O'Hara, she was mean mugging.

My best non-human friend, Chloe- I got my dog when I was in the 4th grade. She may resent me, but I love me some chlo-chlo.
Baby dog with baby furs.

I think Mr. Lennon was right on when he said "I get by with a little help from my friends..." Luckily enough for me, I think we can agree that with friends like these, I do more than just get by.


  1. this just inspired an 'awwww' moment from me. now, let's order our Halloween costumes and do it all over again. third years a charm, maybe I'll get more than three drinks in me before throwing up in the bathtub

  2. i really think that picture captures my total essence. me "mean mugging" and you being Scarlett O'hara definitely describes our childhood.